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Mighty Columbia River, The


Published 1947


Hydroelectric power, shipping, irrigation and salmon fishing.


Run time 9:54
Producer Coronet Instructional Films
Sponsor N/A
Audio/Visual Sd, C


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Shows the work of the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams in making the Columbia River a source of hydroelectric power. Depicts other uses of the river, such as shipping and irrigation and as a fishing bed for salmon.


COLUMBIA RIVER IRRIGATION HYDROELECTRIC POWER ELECTRICITY ENERGY SHIPS SHIPPING FISHING SALMON BONNEVILLE DAM GRAND COULEE DAM Dams Pacific Northwest Washington Oregon Idaho
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Reviewer: Larry Cebula - - July 13, 2007
Subject: Fascinating example of misplaced optimism
I cringed whenever they talked about salmon--how the ladders would enable the fish to zip right past the dams, how the salmon canneries were the major industry of the region. Not any more, the dams have wiped out the salmon runs. Especially poignant were the Indians fishing at Celilo Falls.
Reviewer: Spuzz - - November 10, 2003
Subject: Water water everywhere
Another color film from Coronet's later period, when it tried to get out of the shadow of just being a Social Guidance film maker and make more EB quality films. In this case, we have a focus on the Columbia river, which is a good exploration on the many paths the river takes. Although EB quality (No music and somewhat dull) it does has some nice cinematography and is a curio in the Coronet pantheon.
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